Clark County Jane Doe (2013)

On the 18th of October, 2013, the decomposed remains of an unidentified female were found near the westbound exit for I-70, close to Casey, Illinois.

Jane Doe is described as a white woman between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. She stood at 5″3′ and weighed 140lbs. Her exact cause of death is not stated but it is listed as a homicide. She also had dark brown/black hair that was shoulder length.

She was found wearing a black lace dress with a full left sleeve and off the right shoulder, mid-length, a pink and black underwire bra, high heel sandals and thong-style pants.

If you recognise this woman please contact the Clark County Coroner’s Office at (217) 826-2349.

Reconstruction of Jane Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom

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Alcona County Jane Doe

Alcona County Jane Doe is the name given to the skeletal remains of a female that were found by a hunter approximately 1 mile east of the Brodie Road and Bamfield Road intersection, in Curtis Township, Michigan on the 26th of October 1994. It is believed that her body had been there for between 1 to 4 years before being discovered.

An article from Radford University has stated that serial killer Larry DeWayne Hall is a suspect in her case. Larry DeWayne Hall is believed to be responsible for the disappearance of up to 45 women during the 1980s and 1990s, and he is currently serving time in a federal prison in North Carolina for the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Roach.

Jane Doe is described as being a white female between the ages of 30 and 50, standing between 5″0′ and 5″4′ and weighing approximately 135lbs. She had light brown hair which may have had a red tint. She also had a healed fracture of the left humerus above the elbow, and whilst the fracture had healed it didn’t appear to be set correctly. Jane Doe also had two thoracic vertebrae that had collapsed but were healed.

Do you recognise this woman?

Reconstruction of Jane Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom / LSU FACES

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Hernando County Jane Doe (March 1981)

Hernando County Jane Doe is an unidentified victim of serial killer William Mansfield Jr. All four of William’s victims were found on his father’s property in Centerwood Avenue, Weeki Wachee, Florida. This victim was discovered wrapped in a red/green coloured blanket.

The body of Jane Doe was discovered on the 19th of March, 1981. Whilst her official cause of death has not been stated, it is listed as a homicide and William Mansfield Jr was convicted of all four murders in 1982.

Hernando County Jane Doe is described as being a white female, between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. Her weight is unknown but it is thought that she stood between 5″4′ and 5″6. It is thought that she died between 1 and 3 years before her remains were discovered.

The only accessory she had with her was an aqua blue ceramic pendant which was approximately 1″ in diameter, with a drawing on the front of the pendant of a pink heart with a red smaller heart with extended yellow wings within. From the red heart and the wings, there are thirteen yellow lines, and on the back of the pendant are possibly the blue letters “ee” and potentially a “p”.

The pendant found with Jane Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom
A reconstructed version of the pendant. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom
Facial Reconstruction of Jane Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom

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Keri Lyn Wyant

Keri Lyn Wyant is the name of a woman whose partial remains were found in a ditch and cornfield in Condit Township, Illinois, on the 1st of May 1995. She was formally identified in October 2020. At the time of her death, Keri was 23 years old.

Her exact cause of death is not known, but it has been ruled a homicide. It is possible that she died from either a gunshot or had been beaten.

An article by Radford University has stated that serial killer Larry DeWayne Hall is a suspect in Keri’s case, despite the fact her body was found after he had been arrested for the kidnap and murder of Jessica Roach. At the time of this article, it is not clear if Larry is still considered a suspect in Keri’s murder.

Anyone with any information regarding Keri’s murder is urged to come forward to the police.

Keri Wyant. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom

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Wilmington John Doe (April 1973)

On the 22nd of April, 1973, dismembered body parts of a teenager/young male were found across Wilmington in California. His torso was found at Alameda Street and Henry Ford Avenue in Wilmington, and his right leg was found on the Terminal Island Freeway at Anaheim, Wilmington.

His arms were found on Terminal Island at Long Beach, and his head was found in a paper bag behind an Alpha Beta Supermarket at 7th Street and Redondo Avenue in Long Beach. His left leg was found behind Broom Hilda’s.

All of his body parts, apart from his hands, were recovered. He had died as a result of strangulation, but he had his genitals and eyelids removed whilst he was still alive.

Wilmington John Doe is described as being a white male, between the ages of 17 and 25. He stood between 5″2′ and 5″10′ and weighed between 130 – 160lbs. He had brown eyes, a mole on the right side of his neck below his ear, a very thin and fine moustache and brown hair, which was wavy and curly and about 5inches long.

It is strongly believed that this John Doe was a victim of serial killer Randy Kraft, who is responsible for the murders of up to 67 young boys and men mostly in California. Randy was never convicted of this murder, but investigators are certain he was responsible due to the fact that the victim’s left leg was found behind the bar where Randy worked. Randy also kept a scorecard of his victims, and this victim is referred to as “Hawth Off Head” on his scorecard.

Do you recognise this man?

Reconstruction of John Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom / National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Long Beach John Doe (June 1978)

At 4:30am on the 3rd of June 1978, the body of a young man was discovered at the intersection of Division and Corona Street in Long Beach, California. He was found lying face down. John Doe was pronounced dead at the scene and believed that he may have been thrown from a vehicle. Investigators initially thought he died from a drug overdose, however, an autopsy ruled that he had died from being strangled to death.

John Doe is described as between the ages of 15 and 19, standing between 5″7′ and 5″11′ and weighing between 120lbs – 145lbs. He had hazel eyes, brown hair that went to his jaw, a light complexion, freckles, a scar above his right eyebrow, and a slender build. John Doe also had a faded “PAID” stamp on the back of his right hand, which suggests that he may have attended a party, event or even just been at a bar despite the fact his age is estimated to be younger than the legal drinking age.

At the time of his death, John Doe was wearing a blue t-shirt, blue Levi jeans, blue socks, a brown belt, and blue Redwing Tennis shoes with white stripes. Based on his clothing, the theory that he was homeless or a runaway for an extended period of time seems less likely.

The shoes the victim was wearing at the time of his death. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom

It has been theorised that John Doe was a victim of serial killer Randy Kraft. Randy was active between the years 1971 and 1983, and he was known to strangle and sexually assault young men and children in the Southern California area. John Doe’s body was also found just over a mile away from the LGBTQ+ – friendly nightclub Ripples, where Randy would often visit and choose his victims.

However, Randy was known for dismembering his victims and disposing of their bodies along highways after strangling and sexually assaulting them. In this case, the victim was found fully dressed and not dismembered, and there is also no mention of the victim suffering from sexual assault. The same can be said for 1980 Marion County John Doe, who was a confirmed victim of Randy. That John Doe was also found fully clothed, non-dismembered and no record of him being sexually assaulted.

If you have any information regarding the identity, or the murder, of Long Beach John Doe (3rd of June, 1978), please contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office at 323-343-0754.

Reconstruction of the victim. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom / Carl Koppelman

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Rosa Marie “Rosie” Tapia

In the early hours of the 13th of August, 1995, 6-year-old Rosa Marie “Rosie” Tapia was taken from her family apartment which was located inside of the Hartland Apartments at 1616 Snow Queen Palace in Salt Lake City.

Just hours after Rosie was reported missing, her body was found dumped into a nearby canal. She had been brutally sexually assaulted.

Almost 27 years after Rosie’s murder, the person responsible for her death has never been found.

If you have any information regarding Rosie’s murder, no matter how small, please visit whokilledrosie.com, where you can call or email the tipline with any information you have.

Rosie deserves justice.

Rosie Tapia. Credit: True Crime Diva

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Debra Faye Asbury

27-year-old Debra Faye Asbury has been described by friends as “the life of the party”, she was fun and free-spirited and was doing nothing but enjoying her life. She had an on/off boyfriend, and she was also dating an older man who she lived with. Some sources claim that she was having a romantic relationship with the man, whereas others say he was just a roommate. Debra was living in Phoenix, Arizona.

On the afternoon of the 22nd of March, 1985, the daughter of Debra’s roommate/romantic partner saw Debra leave her home at around 2-2:30pm, and was picked up by two unknown men in a red 1960s pickup truck that had primer stains on the sides. The daughter has said that at least one of the men has picked Debra up before, but that she didn’t recognise them or know who they were.

That night, Debra was spotted at her favourite bar, Boomerang’s Bar & Billiards, and she was then spotted again at Mr Lucky’s. Debra was a regular at both bars, and whilst it is unknown if the two men who picked her up were also present at the bars, a few witnesses have said that they saw her leave the bar and get into the same red 1960s pickup truck.

At 6:56am the morning of the 23rd of March, 1986, Debra’s body was found on a dirt mound, located just south of the football field at Trevor Browne High School. Her body was fully clothed, and she was wearing blue Levi jeans, a white bra which was still intact and around her waist, a white blouse with flowers, a white knit sweater and high-top sneakers. Her shirt was open and unbuttoned, leaving her chest exposed.

A tightly bound piece of barbed wire, which had been taken from a nearby farm, had been wrapped around her neck and tied off behind her left ear. There was a boot print between her thighs, which got narrowed down to belonging to a pair of Sears Diehard work boots. There was also a bite mark between her breasts. Gripped in her hand was a strand of dark-coloured hair, and a hand-rolled joint was found underneath her body. Despite the amount of evidence, even after 37 years, the forensic teams have not been able to pull any useable DNA.

Debra’s cause of death was a cylinder-shaped puncture wound on her chest, which police have speculated could have come from a screwdriver but the actual murder weapon is unknown. Police have said that her murder was overkill, and gruesome.

A few days before her death, Debra was spotted by CCTV at her local bank, making a withdrawal using her boyfriend’s card. In the image, there is a man on Debra’s immediate right, who is looking down at the floor whilst having a slight smile on his face. Debra’s expression is neutral. The man is wearing a dark t-shirt that has a phrase on it, and whilst the first word can’t be made out the second word is “Bud’s”. He has unnatural blonde hair, which may be cut into a mullet style, and is parted in the middle. This image was captured on the 16th of March, 1985, and 7:35pm.

It is unclear if the man in this image has any involvement in Debra’s crime, or if he even knew Debra. Police have been wanting to talk to this man for over 37years, yet he still remains unidentified. Do you recognise him?

Debra and the unknown man were caught on CCTV at the bank. Credit: AZ Central / Phoneix Police

As of now, Debra’s case is currently cold. Both of Debra’s boyfriends have been ruled out as being involved in her murder. The two men who picked her up in the 1960s-style truck have never been identified.

Debra’s family and friends hope that with the advancements in DNA technology re-testing the evidence in her case could lead to a breakthrough or at least a dental record match could be made using the bite mark found in between her breasts.

Do you know who was responsible for Debra’s murder?

Debra Faye Asbury. Credit: Webslueths

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Tamara Lee Tigard

Formerly known as “Lime Lady”, Tamara Lee Tigard was a young woman who was found murdered on the 18th of April, 1980, in Jones, Oklahoma.

In March 1980, Tamara left her home in Las Vegas, Nevada, to go for a walk. But she never returned. Tamara was reported missing, but the report was cleared due to a woman in Ohio using Tamara’s identity. The woman has never been named as a suspect, and her true identity is unknown.

On the 18th of April, 1980, Tamara’s naked body was found on the shore of the North Canadian River. She had been shot three times with a .45 calibre revolver. Her murderer then covered her body in quicklime in an attempt to quicken decomposition, but actually ended up preserving her remains. She was found on what should have been her 21st Birthday.

When Tamara was shot, one of the bullets hit a dime which was then drawn into her body, along with some clothing fibres, indicating that she was wearing clothes when she was killed. Whoever murdered Tamara was facing her whilst shooting her, and moving towards her.

Tamara was identified on the 30th of January, 2020, by the DNA Doe Project. Once her DNA had been uploaded to GEDmatch, it only took a day and a half for the DNA Doe Project to match it to Tamara. The match was confirmed after they obtained dental records from the United States Army. The DNA Doe Project was unable to attain a match using DNA as all of Tamara’s immediate relatives on the West Coast had passed away.

Tamara’s parents and sister all passed away without ever knowing what truly happened to her.

Do you know who was responsible for Tamara’s death?

Tamara Lee Tigard. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom

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Mesa John Doe (2004)

Mesa John Doe is the name given to an unidentified male teenager who was found dead near Main Street and Alma School in Mesa, Arizona on the 11th of February 2004.

His cause of death was a gunshot, and it has been ruled a homicide. At the time of his death, John Doe was under the influence of drugs.

John Doe is described as being a Hispanic male, between the ages of 16 and 19. He stood between 5″8′ and 5″10′ and weighed between 160-180lbs. He had black curly hair, brown eyes, and a sparse moustache and beard.

At the time of his death, John Doe was wearing blue jeans, black “Air Jordan” tennis shoes, a blue, patterned button up shirt, and a black belt. He had three lighters and a key in his possession.

Do you recognise him?

Reconstruction of John Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom / National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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